Computer

Ah, the mighty computer. Where would we be without them? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you the basics of how computers work! You’ll learn lots of neat things about them, including how they think and communicate, what a central processing unit (CPU) is, and how a hard drive operates. You’ll also find out all about other computer parts like modems, circuit boards, and sound and video cards. You’re using a computer right now — so why not find out how these cool tools do what they do?

Inventions Lesson Plan: The Origins of Computers and Other Technology

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the history of the computer and how it has changed our lives and affected other inventions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Thomas Edison Lesson Plan: How Inventions Build Upon Each Other

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify important accomplishments in the life of Thomas Edison. Students will also research later inventions that utilized Edison's scientific findings and/or improved on his inventions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

STEM Skills Lesson Plan: STEM to the Rescue!

In this lesson plan that is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP and other online resources to research a science, engineering, or technology topic, and create a digital public service announcement to raise awareness of the topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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